Former Chile boss and current manager of La Liga side Jorge Luis Sampaoli has praised the efforts of Manchester City player Samir Nasri who is on loan at the club.
The experienced coach opines that Nasri has picked up his career with his move to Spain and that he is playing brilliantly.
“The team breathes when he has the ball. He has so much quality that he is able to relieve us when we’re being pressured by our opponent,” he said.
Nasri seem to have revived his career, which was winding down after his injury while he was with City. He was always in the wrong end of media attention, with accusations of laziness and bad attitude. However, he has been the rallying point for Sampaoli’s men this campaign.
Sevilla finished second in their group in the Champions League and are putting up a tough battle for the La Liga title this season, slugging it out with Real Madrid and Barcelona. The French player said that he is playing well because the manager plays him in his best role. Continue reading “SAMPAOLI IMPRESSED WITH NASRI’S EFFORT”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended striker Sergio Aguero by saying that the player is not dirty even though he has already received two major suspensions for bad tackles.
The first suspension from the English FA came after Aguero was found guilty of elbowing a West Ham player early in the Premier League. He was forced to miss three matches as a result of this suspension. Now, a horrific challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz earned him a straight red card. Since it is his second suspension of the campaign, he will miss four games for City.
His absence will come at a time when the club have been struggling for form. Aguero has been the top scorer for the club with 10 goals this season. His last goals for the club came in the 2-1 win over Burnley towards the end of November. Continue reading “Guardiola Defends Sergio Aguero after Second Suspension”
Corinthians maintained their own hundred percent winning record in the Copa Libertadores after a 4-0 victory over Uruguayan outfit Danubio.
The Brazilian outfit have already had a significant advantage over São Paulo coming into the match. They have now extended disadvantage to 6 points after São Paulo were defeated by San Lorenzo in their match. This result ensures that Corinthians can take their final two games in the group relatively easily. It would take heavy defeats from the matches in order to knock them off the top spot. Their final group match is against São Paulo.
Manager Tite seemed pleased after the match and this is also due to the good run of form shown by the club in the state Championships. Corinthians have a 11 point lead in the Paulista Group B after 13 matches. Tite said that managers can rarely enjoy their teams on the pitch, but this was an occasion where he could enjoy the match given that the performance of the players was amazing. Despite this victory, Corinthians still need to get some points in order to secure qualification to the next round of the Copa Libertadores. Reminding his players of this fact,Tite wanted more professionalism in the next two matches. Continue reading “Corinthians maintained their own hundred percent winning record in the Copa Libertadores”